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LG Telecom to Upgrade 84 Cities By End of October


COSTA MESA, CALIF. – September 4, 2007 The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( today commended LG Telecom on their announcement to make CDMA2000® 1xEV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) commercially available to their subscribers. The operator is currently deploying Rev. A in Seoul and the surrounding metropolitan areas, rapidly propelling the market toward 3G. By the end of October, and ahead of schedule, LG Telecom will have completed the upgrade in 84 cities, securing 93% coverage of the population.

“The CDG applauds LG Telecom’s leadership in bringing innovative 3G services to market,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG. “LG Telecom’s Rev. A deployment is testimony to the high demand and performance of 3G CDMA2000. Now LG Telecom can deliver broadband voice, video and data to more of its customers, strengthening CDMA2000’s profile in Asia.”

LG Telecom will launch two types of Rev. A phones in September 2007, with three additional models planned by the end of the year. Rev. A is the most advanced wireless broadband technology commercially available today, allowing for more integrated IP-based voice, video and data services, such as rich voice, push-to-connect, low-delay gaming and packet-switched video telephony. Rev. A also will enable a smooth upgrade to 1xEV-DO Revisions B and Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) within the next few years.

“Our decision to deploy Rev. A reflects our strong commitment to deliver the best voice, multimedia and broadband data services to our customers,” Joo Sik Choi, chief strategy officer of LG Telecom. “In addition, Rev. A’s performance and economics are so powerful that we expect the level of healthy competition in Korea to be elevated further, strengthening the health of the wireless industry and ultimately benefiting the end user. We are confident that the demand for Rev. A — along with its capacity for easy and seamless network upgrades — will enable it to prevail in the long run.”

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About CDMA2000
CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 224 operators in 97 countries, including 77 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO systems, serving 378 million subscribers.  Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are more than 400 million CDMA users worldwide.  CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for cdmaOne, TDMA, analog and greenfield operators, and is deployed in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands.  Nearly 1,800 CDMA2000 devices from over 92 suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 460 1xEV-DO and 35 Rev A devices.  More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web site at

About CDG
The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies. The more than 130 member companies of the CDG include many of the world’s largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers. The primary activities of the CDG include development of CDMA2000 features and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500 individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on CDMA2000-related matters. For more information about the CDG, contact the CDG News Bureau at +1-714-540-1030, or visit the CDG Web site at 

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cdmaOne is a registered trademark of the CDMA Development Group. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA).